Aruna Academy

This program is for you if you are a serious student wanting to share the teachings of Aruna Yoga with others either in groups or individually as a registered yoga teacher.

What you can expect from Aruna Yoga Teacher Training:

You will…

  • learn all about yoga;

  • develop a practice of Self enquiry;

  • learn how to apply the practices of yoga to your body, your emotional states and your life as it unfolds;

  • develop a personal practice of yoga

  • integrate self-enquiry and awareness into all aspects of your life

  • shift your perspectives on life

  • learn to befriend your emotions and learn how to pass through difficult moments gracefully

  • learn yoga philosophy

  • learn kabbalistic tools to apply easily to your life

  • understand and apply yoga poses (asana)

  • learn diverse breathing techniques and how to use them as well as what their contraindications

  • learn how to use yogic seals (mudras) for health and well being

  • be given countless practices of yoga easy to use and share with others

  • learn how to activate the innate healing capacity of the body

  • become the highest version of yourself

  • develop skills for vision questing and intention development

  • gain teaching skills

  • develop skills to work with groups and individuals

  • learn how to teach Golden yoga, to modify practices to suit different body type and states of health

  • work with peers

  • case studies to deepen your practical application of teaching Aruna Yoga

  • Aruna Integration including Aruna Art Process work and Journalling

  • learn directly with Nicki Forman and receive her personal guidance plus additional mentorship by Aruna graduates

  • be invited to apply to the Aruna Apprenticeship Program to integrate the teachings and gain deeper experience

You will be eligible to obtain a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certification with this program.

Requirements for teaching certification:

  • Time frame: a minimum of 18 months. Entry point at any time.

  • Attendance of 30 days of at any retreats, live trainings or online with Nicki

  • Completion of Aruna Life Online (90 hours online)

  • Successful completion of the final exam.

  • Participation at a minimum of 9 monthly satsangs overtraining period.

  • Full completion of the Online Asana Lab.

  • Full completion of Yoga Anatomy Online.

  • Attendance at Nicki’s weekly classes (minimum 5 per month).

  • Aruna Apprenticeship (trainer program option for graduates at live or online teacher training or retreats. Minimum 12 days required as a trainer for certification.)

  • Case studies of 10 students one on one (written reports documenting the process and teaching skills gained)

  • Case studies of 4 group teaching (minimum of 4 students per group) (written report)

  • Journal of personal sadhana and/or Aruna Art Process

  • 5 meetings with peer Aruniz to share practice throughout the duration of the training. (in person or on zoom)

  • Seva Project (selfless service) of offering 10 hours of free Aruna Sessions.

Aruna Academy Hours

Monthly Sunday Online Immersion: 5 hours p/d (6 hours including lunch): 18 days x 5 hours = 90 hours live online (starting 9th May 2021)
ARUNA LIFE: +- 90 hours Online pre-recorded content
Aruna Classes: 248,4 hours Live Online Classes
LIVE RETREATS (12 days in total required = 96 hours plus)
Total hours: 524 hours over 18 months from starting date.
Entry point at any time.

Payment Options

Total Value for Aruna Academy: € 5355,-
Committed prepayment for Aruna Academy: € 4553,-
Monthly payment plan available: Per month: € 252,- per month

Cancellation is possible on one month’s written notice.
On cancellation there is a 10% penalty on the amount paid to date of cancellation – you pay the difference as if you had paid per month.)